THE NEELA NECKLACEwakenedapparel.org
This necklace adds a cheerful pop of color to any outfit. We chose the name “Neela” because it is hindi for blue, paying tribute to its beautiful + vibrant color. The engraved chevron pendant and teal patina finish are gracefully displayed on a gold finish brass chain. With a bohemian + ethnic vibe, this will quickly become a staple to accessorize with!
Funds Community Development
HELP THE OCEAN:
10% from the proceeds of this shirt is donated to Oceanic Preservation Society. They are an organization, created by individuals passionate about saving our ocean + preserving it. The form they do this in is through education. They expose complex global environment issues and promote advocacy through the use of film, photography + story-telling. There's nothing that reaches the heart more powerfully than what we take in through our eyes. We live in a very visual age, so this is an incredible avenue to impact people + inspire change.
ABOUT OUR ARTISANS
Like the remote rural villages of India, the sprawling urban centers present economic and social struggle for minorities, women and the poor. Many children will run away from home to the cities for opportunity, only to be sucked into a continuous cycle of poverty. We believe that through fair trade the cycle of poverty can be broken and the cycle of economic empowerment and education can take its place. Our supplier works with several projects focused on urban entrepreneurship, such as an empowerment group for women of the slums of Jaipur and schools for poor and disabled children in Delhi and Gwalior. In all their artisan partnerships, dignified employment through craft, self respect, and education are of top priority.